Allied Warships

USS Grayson (DD 435)

Destroyer of the Benson / Gleaves class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassBenson / Gleaves 
PennantDD 435 
Built byCharleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Oct 1938 
Laid down17 Jul 1939 
Launched7 Aug 1940 
Commissioned14 Feb 1941 
End service4 Feb 1947 

Decommissioned 4 February 1947.
Stricken 1 June 1972.
Sold 12 June 1974 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Grayson (DD 435)

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1Cdr. Thomas Murray Stokes, USN14 Feb 194130 May 1942 (1)
2Frederick Jackson Bell, USN30 May 194222 Apr 1943 (1)
3Henry Otto Hansen, USN22 Apr 194314 Nov 1943 (1)
4William Veazie Pratt, III, USN14 Nov 194325 Jan 1945 (1)
5Everett Alan Trickey, USN25 Jan 194529 Jan 1946 (1)

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